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Newsreader Sues Facebook, Reddit After Her Photo Shows Up in Dating, Erectile Dysfunction Ads

A newsreader based in the US city of Philadelphia, Karen Hepp, is suing Facebook, Reddit, and other platforms in federal court after discovering that a photo of her taken in a convenience store was popping up in dating and erectile dysfunction ads, per the Verge. Read More >>

Virgin Media Accidentally Blocked Imgur and Everyone is Demanding to Know Why

Earlier today, Virgin Media customers were - presumably - devastated when they realised they couldn't access Imgur. The site was mistakenly flagged as hosting "indecent images of children" . Read More >>

Welp, Looks Like Imgur Has Also Been Hacked

2017's unending parade of major companies and web destinations suffering through major breaches of user information has not slowed down. Image-sharing site Imgur revealed it had been hacked several years ago this week, with the details of approximately 1.7 million accounts lost in 2014 to hackers who have not been identified. Read More >>

Is This Horrifying YouTube Video Linked to the Disappearance of a Teenage Girl?

In October 2009, a user named Hi Walter! Its me Patrick! uploaded a video to YouTube called “Hi Walter! I got a new gf today!” In it, a man with glasses faces the camera and talks about meeting a girl at the mall. In the video’s last few seconds, the man promises to introduce the girl. The shot then switches, and he appears in a dark room, where he opens a door to reveal a young woman—bound and screaming on the floor. Read More >>

What a Radioactive Town Looks Like Five Years After the Humans Left

Since March 2011, a 30-mile radius around the ruined Fukushima Daiichi reactor has been a designated exclusion zone, unsafe to travel. Over 100,000 evacuees left in a hurry and left behind a snapshot of what life looked like in the moments just before they fled. A brave soul recently snuck in to photograph the apocalyptic scene today. Read More >>

Face Swapping With Ancient Statues is a Brilliant Use of the Technology

If you’ve been to the app store on your phone recently, you’ve probably noticed a slew of clever apps that let you virtually swap faces with someone standing next to you. It’s a fun party trick, but Imgur’s JakeMarshall91 took it to another level by swapping faces with ancient sculptures in The British Museum. Read More >>

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Create GIFs Like it’s Nothing With Imgur’s New Tool

There are plenty of tools and apps out there for creating your own GIFs, but few are as straightforward to use as Imgur's new offering. Even better, it uses the better-quality, more lightweight format that Imgur has been busy developing. Here's how you can get a customised GIF from any YouTube or Vimeo clip in a few seconds. Read More >>

The Future of GIFs is Killing What Makes Them So Great

Those wonderful looping animations we call GIFs are an unlikely story of survival in an age when digital formats come and go like the wind. The lure of the decades-old GIF format has caused people to ignore its flaws, but those looking to bring the format into modern times might just be inadvertently drowning its very soul. Read More >>

Imgur Just Invented a New GIF Format

GIFs are the lifeblood of the internet, the reason most of us get up in the morning. But they haven't really gotten better in the past 25 years—until now. Imgur claims to have "reimagined the GIF" by recreating the traditional animated, looping images we love using the best web video format, MP4. Read More >>

Imgur for iOS: Your Favourite Image Upload Site, Finally in App Form

Imgur, everyone's (read: Reddit's) favourite super simple image hosting site, has had an Android app out for about a month now. As of today though, the app is also available for iOS users and now nearly everyone can be just a little bit less productive, together. Read More >>

Imgur Now Has a Meme Generator

The internet's (aka Reddit's) favourite online image hosting service now has a built-in meme generator. This is the greatest thing to ever happen to Imgur -- or the worst. Either way, the workflow is fairly straightforward and even the dopiest of luddites can make their own memes now. Great. Grand. Wonderful! Read More >>